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Madness IPA - The Wild Beer Co.

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Reviews: 9
Hads: 44
Avg: 3.98
pDev: 25.88%
Wants: 4
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
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The Wild Beer Co.
United Kingdom (England) | website

Style | ABV
American IPA | 6.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: CwrwAmByth on 03-11-2013

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Reviews: 9 | Hads: 44
Reviews by flyingpig:
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4.02/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pint on-tap at Drygate Brewery, Glasgow, Scotland (£3.90):
Cloudy amber to orange with a foamy surafce lacing & some on the sides. A lot of sediment was floating in the middle of the pint & it looked quite thick, almost like bits of hops. Very unusual.

Fresh & hoppy with lots of tropical fruits & floral notes initially. A good helping of pine with some background fruits feature too & the beer was lively on the nose.

Taste matched aroma well with some hops, followed by some nice pine & tropical fruits plus some floral flavours too. I could detect some peach & apricot around the middle & overall the taste was excellent.

Smooth with a medium body complimented by some faint hints of alcohol & a fresh taste that takes a solid, bitter feel from the hops. Carbonation is lively & the beer is refreshingly easy to drink.

A very nice American style IPA that went down very well indeed. It was heavy on the hops but all the better for it and the fact that it didn't get off to a great start with the abundance of sediment sitting in the glass was a minor issue once I smelt and tasted the beer. An excellent beer and one that I'll be on the lookout for again, with any luck I'll pick a bottle up sometime soon.

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Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.96/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A 330ml bottle with a BB of June 2013. Picked up a little while back from Trembling Madness in York (they should consider making this their signature beer). The label describes it as a UK version of a West Coast IPA, containing a ton of hops for maximum impact. The screen printed bottle is cool, though I reckon they owe a hat tip to Stone....

Poured into a Duvel tulip. Bottle conditioned. A hazy amber hue with fine sediment and medium carbonation. Produces a large head of frothy white foam that lasts for a few minutes before reducing to a patchy surface layer. Aroma of intense hop notes: grapefruit, orange peel, citrus, melon, white grape, mild pine and tropical fruits. This is underpinned by a backbone of sweet caramel malt and earthy yeast. Hopulicious!

Tastes of fruity hops with a powerful bitter finish. Notes of grapefruit, peel, lime, pine resin, melon, mild tropical fruit, caramel malt, earthy yeast and stewed hops. Highly attenuated and intensely juicy. A strident bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is dry, smooth, spicy and tingly, with good body. Some carbonation but could be more effervescent. Very astringent, with an aftertaste of intensely bitter aromatic hops, mild yeast and a hint of malt.

Impressive and delicious - a hophead's delight. A tsunami of fruity hops in the aroma and flavour; the malt comes through but definitely plays second fiddle. Decent body but increased carbonation would give it more texture. A solid effort - this young brewery clearly knows what it's doing. If you love hops then don't pass up an opportunity to try this.

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Photo of azkkr
3.61/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hulchris
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of Hopbomber
3/5  rDev -24.6%

Photo of MarkJBurch
3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of BrazilianAussie
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dracook
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of vinicole
3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of Derz
4.28/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kindacold
4.6/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Damn this is good. Pours amber with minimal head. Smells very unique. Light citrus and candy with a hint of yeast. Taste is light but potent. Lots of hops balanced perfectly with the malt and an excellent yeast presence. Citrusy with a touch of pepper. Very light mouthfeel with a slowly dissipating linger in the back of the tongue.

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Photo of mdagnew
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of hanklod
3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of speedvagen
4.02/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Oakenator
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of windypete
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of risenz
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mattias
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of steverx8
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StJamesGate
4.11/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Cloudy goldenrod with athletic lumpy parchment froth that's steady.
Tangerine, pineapple and papaya nose - fresh.
Apricot biscuit with agro lemon oil hops, a mineral tang, then melon and lots of clean pine.
Spearmint and lime sorbet finish and powdery bitter linger.
Light with just a hint of medium, oily, frothy.

Wow - I let this one hang around but it doesn't seem to have slowed down at all. Not much to get in the way of a gracefully delivered rabbit punch of west coast hops. Just enough malt to balance, fizz lifts the hops, nice viscosity - technically accomplished all around. Truly a DIPA in the mould of Hop Wallop, in spite of the low end ABV.

Wild continue to intrigue.

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Photo of MikeKSmith
3.35/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of Schmoog
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Anfibio84
3/5  rDev -24.6%

I bought a bottle in Mexico expecting a really hoppy experience with a high IBU score but was deeply disappointed when I opened the bottle and it was excessively carbonated, it took me a good five minutes to be able to drink it.
The flavors are there but the bubbles made it quite hard to taste the final product.

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Madness IPA from The Wild Beer Co.
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